Papain/Urea/Chlorophyllin Copper (On The Skin)
Chlorophyllin Copper Complex (klor-oh-FIL-in KOP-per kom-plex), Papain (pa-PAY-in), Urea (yoor-EE-a)
Treats many kinds of skin sores and infections, including burns, bed sores, wounds from surgery, and skin ulcers caused by diabetes or varicose veins.
There may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:
You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to papain, papaya fruit, urea, or chlorophyllin copper.
How to Use This Medicine:
Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to apply and how often. Do not use more medicine or apply it more often than your doctor tells you to.
This medicine is for use on the skin only. Do not get it in your eyes, nose, or mouth. Do not use on skin areas that have cuts or scrapes. If it does get on these areas, rinse it off right away.
Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
Clean the affected skin area just before using this medicine. A nurse or other health caregiver will show you what to use and how to clean your wound. Do not use hydrogen peroxide to clean your wound.
Apply a thin layer of medicine to the affected area. Cover the skin area as directed.
If a dose is missed:
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine tube and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
Do not use any medicine that contains lead, silver, or mercury on your wound. Do not use cosmetics or other skin care products on the treated skin areas.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not use this medicine for a skin problem that has not been checked by your doctor.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Mild burning feeling when applying the medicine
Red or irritated skin
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.